Saturday, 2 November 2019


As a business owner, you have to balance your vision for your business with handling employees. You may want employees to behave in certain ways to further your vision. But you also want to refrain from exercising too much control over their behavior for fear of alienating them and, perhaps worse, violating the law. Here are some aspects of control you may want to think about.
It's a Balancing Act - Managing Employees and the Workplace

Discriminating on the basis of appearance

The federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of religion, national origin, race, color, or sex. There are also bans on discrimination based on age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and pregnancy and maternity.

Personal use of cell phones

You’d like employees to be working on business during their time on the job. But it’s reality that employees use their own phones for various personal matters while they’re on the clock. They may be shopping online, playing games, or just surfing the web. What can you do, or should you do anything?

Medical and recreational marijuana

Even though marijuana is a controlled substance under federal law, 34 states and the District of Columbia permit its sale for medical and/or recreational purposes. How does this impact employers in these locations? This is an area of emerging law that you need to monitor.

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